'make your mother proud'WelcomeMat.co
Copy & Paste ASCII Art Welcome Mats for your HTML
missing but playable404 Not Found
'better textarea'WideArea – "create expandable textarea and write large amount of text easily"
attn: polka loversGarmoshka
'gem of the underground'New York City's Hidden Subway Station (ads)
'gradients and color stops'CSS3 Patterns Gallery
fun with CSS3Fancy Input
CSS3 text typing effects for input fields
'enough noise to work'Coffitivity - Increase Your Creativity!
image playGIFCTRL: Next Level Gif Control
Control animated GIFs with your keyboard or mouse. Play GIF animations faster, slower, reversed, or frame by frame. Upload your own!
'paintings of websites'internet watercolours
[Lost Focus < The New Aesthetic]
a game for designersKern Type, the kerning game
Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to a typographer's solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it. Good luck!
'soft, friendly' funFlorentijn Hofman: Rubber Duck
avoiding 'personalised bubbles'I don't think you browse like I do
A 'demo' of the Windows Phone for viewing on your iPhone or Android phone.
odd NYC-centricityExtendNY - New York City Extended
retro 'inspiration'Title Scream. Type + Graphic inspiration from 8/16bit games
a new take on timeqrtime.com - a QR Code Clock
offline file-sharing networkDead Drops
Un-cloud your files in cement! 'Dead Drops' is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space.
oops...List of inventors killed by their own inventions
CSS border tool (or toy)border-image-generator
for creating 'expanding texts'Telescopic Text
'complete and detailed study'The Pac-Man Dossier
LAPD meets ambient musicYou are listening to Los Angeles
'camouflage from face detection'CV Dazzle
CV Dazzle™ is camouflage from computer vision (CV). It is a form of expressive interference that combines makeup and hair styling (or other modifications) with face-detection thwarting designs...
odd miscellany, period.Ethan Persoff, http://www.ep.tc
at 325 pages/minutePhotocopy Romance
tinkering with the pastAutomatypewriter – "a typewriter that can type by itself"
whatever works for youBookshelf Porn – "A collection of all the best bookshelf photos for people who *heart* bookshelves."
rediscovered this morning...Some Photographs of That Day
Background information at Wikipedia:
Jamie Livingston (October 25, 1956 - October 25, 1997) was a New York-based photographer, film-maker and circus performer. Between March 31, 1979 and October 25, 1997, the day of his death, he took a single picture nearly every day with a Polaroid camera.
a (big) visual diversionInstitute of Modern Science
(sometimes) new = oldGooglethink – "a dip into the collective mind"
[via The Letter]
- vs -
Question Suggestions – "voyages into the collective psyche"
[linked last summer]
taken by a 'photo-robot'Large Size (26 gigapixel) Panorama (Flash)
explore computational photographyfuturepicture
'subverts the profit model'One Hour Photo – "Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form."
time of dayTimeTweets - Where tweets go tick-tock. (and where spammers apparently jump right in)
'hybrid forms of writing'Typographia (Flash)
odd data visualizationW3.org's Historical Browser Statistics (Flash)
'Mathematically Correct Breakfast'Mobius Sliced Linked Bagel - How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves
visual diversionEndless Nightmare (Flash, 8.4M)
staples as artLow-Rise
Low-Rise is a precarious assemblage of thousands of free-standing stacks of staples densely tessellated to create a city-like mosaic. Like a city, the staples are subject to the elements, on a micro scale. The slightest breath or vibration and the domino effect kicks in.
douse yer flamesWorld's Largest Firecracker
weird animated photosthree frames
at the 'gateway to Death Valley'World's Tallest Thermometer
'collective emotional history'Museum of Broken Relationships
[One Floor Up]
'telling their story'the disposable memory project
we're leaving disposable cameras around the world. hopefully, people will pick them up, take a few photos and pass them on, eventually returning home - so we can tell their stories.
'runs on the Internet'Distorte
There is this mid-point, I think, where one is not quite imaginative enough to write pure fiction, or even dress their life up as such, and yet not quite interesting enough to simply document their day-to-day. At this mid-point we find writers who simply half-ass both, never offering much clue as to whether we're reading invention, confession or something in between. Yes, this has become another one of those sites.
indie music outdoors
people pics'We're All Gonna Die - 100 meters of existence' – "There are 178 people in the picture, all shot in the course of 20 days from the same spot on a railroad bridge..."
'a series of stretches'One Two Fiver – "a tool to help you sit down and write"
web gone wild (2)Bedpost – "a personal web application that will give you some insight into your sex life" [I Am Alert]
Indie = Low self-esteem?Music tastes link to personality
'creative nonsense'AlienMelon (Flash)
(see They Came From My Inbox)
online since 1996The Airbrush Museum & Séance Room – "a serious site with a twist of humor"
de-scent those pet skunks10 things we didn't know last week – "Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience." [BBC Magazine]
'minimalist data visualization'The Falling Times
Beware of links to external news sites with heavy and/or intrusive advertising.
The Gumbaby Project is an attempt to gather together a directory of comments posted on blogs (and guestbooks, and other inappropriate places) by people apparently led astray by search engines. Certain threads on some sites seem to attract confusion over and over again. People arrive at a blog, mistake the author for a celebrity, an expert, or an authority, and they begin talking as if that's who was listening.
daily photo, no archivesThe Daily Nice – "Every day I show a photograph of something that made me happy." [DesignNotes]
experimental animation techniqueMy Paper Mind (Quicktime)
interactive 'viral toy'Black Mirror / rorriM kcalB (Flash)
'visual dictionary' of nouns80 Million Tiny Images
wrong tool...Man hurt using gun to change tyre – "A US man has injured himself in both legs after attempting to loosen a stiff wheel-nut by blasting it with his gun..."
tax dollars at work...'Terrorist Buster' Logo - Central Intelligence Agency
glad to see your back...Running from Camera
'three-day marathon'China web-user dies after three-day online binge
shot unawareBullet causes US man's headache
'Bullet-headache' man's wife held
rooftop statementHeadington Shark – "The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation.... It is saying something about CND, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki."
'faceless cameras barking''Talking' CCTV scolds offenders
small kitchen?DishMaker – "a new kind of appliance that can replace dishes altogether by making cups, bowls and plates on demand and recycling them when you're done" [r-echoes]
The king is alive......the Cornflake King, that is.
gallery of unused objectsthe 'best before project'
connect with environment...One Pixel Webcam
splashes, dripping water, etc.High Speed Photographs
a timely observation...Design Observer: A Sequence in Time
This number sequence in time will not occur again
'idea unlikely to catch on'Fair Play: Refs Told To Take Bribes
Football referees in Nigeria have been told they can accept bribes.
But they should be sacked if they let the cash - of whatever else they are given - affect their decisions.
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
here's today's daily pointers:
[daily pointers archive]
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